- Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2014 - zuser20140623100550317
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Midlothian, VA.
An amazing agent, and an amazing team! We have had a terrible past two years, and are having to short sell our house. Once I met with James, I felt better about the process. James told me what to expect, and that he would sell the house within the month. Within 6 weeks, our house was under contract in spite of major problems and issues including foundation problems and such. He has been very encouraging in a difficult situation, and continues to be pro-active and supportive as we move forward with the sale of our house. I have already recommended him to several friends, and greatly encourage others to use his agency!
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03/29/2014 - eenie91
Bought a home in 2014.
James is simply unbeatable. He is available for you whenever you need him, whether it's by phone, email or text, making you feel like you are his only client. We saw a home listed one evening and told him we wanted to see it, and he took us there the very next day. That was on a Friday, and he and his staff drew up our offer over the weekend so we could sign it and get it submitted on Monday.

He listens to you and is dedicated to what you want and doesn't stop until you get it. James went above and beyond for us as our buyer's agent; the home we fell in love with and just had to have was very difficult to get. It was a foreclosure and was only available on a wretchedly-run auction site, but James was there each night to put bids in for us, all the while giving us advice until we finally got it.

James steered us through the entire process of buying a home, making it as easy for us as possible. His expertise with all aspects of buying a house was invaluable to us. He calmed our fears and guided us all the way through. He read and explained every document we signed and made any corrections and changes that were needed to protect us. He has a network of top-notch partners including an inspection company, lending agents, appraisers and an excellent closing attorney. And he works with all these experts to make sure things progress on track, all the while keeping you informed with each step. He even has an army of skilled plumbers, electricians and HVAC specialists who you can trust to help get your property perfected before moving in.

I highly recommend James to anyone in the Richmond area looking to buy a home.

Not only did we find an extraordinary realtor in James Strum, we found a friend.
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03/19/2014 - user1731186
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Richmond, VA.
We couldn't be more pleased with the sale of our home on 2205 Oakhampton Ct. James strum is hands down the BEST Realtor in Richmond. James is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated. He was there for us every step of the way and did everything in his power to make sure we were satisfied. i will recommend James to everyone i know that is looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you James we appreciate everything you have done for us. Ossama & Farah
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03/18/2014 - unofranklin
Showed home in 2013 in Cave Spring, Roanoke, VA 24018.
Fair, honest and hard working. I will use James again. He took the time not only to answer my questions, he was available nights, weekends and just about every time I wanted to view property.
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03/17/2014 - REN7
Sold a home in 2013.
James understands the Richmond market. He helped us sell our home for more than what other agents thought we could sell it for (in less than 2 weeks). On the flip side, he helped us negotiate the selling price down on the house we were purchasing more than what we thought we could do. We would use him again and have recommended him to others. Thanks, James!
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03/03/2014 - BrettPrillaman
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Rosedale, Richmond, VA.
Bottom Line: If you don't go with James, your doing yourself a disservice. My wife and I were very happy with the service James Strum provided in the recent sale of my home in Richmond's Northside (Rosedale). He was able to sell a home I had owned for almost 10 years and hadn't lived in for 7 years. He was there for me when I returned from an Iraq deployment in 2009 and helped me find a tenant to occupy the home when it got slow. Then when the opportunity came to sell, when it was financially right for me, he was there to market, price, advise, help, befriend, negotiate, and sell the home. James is a class act, honest, a man of integrity, and, in my opinion one of Richmond's finest real estate agents. He's not only served me, but my closest family members, and his service has transformed into friendship. I can honestly say there is no other agent in Richmond that I will ever do a real estate transaction with unless their name is James Strum. Please consider this to be a frank and honest assessment of a great agent; you need not look elsewhere for a greater professional for this industry.
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02/14/2014 - user45050901
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Richmond, VA.
James was always ready and available anytime I had questions or concerns. He was always looking out for my best interest. In the end I got a great house and I am very pleased with his service and support. James is also periodically checking in to make sure everything is going well.
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06/18/2013 - user2400752
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Powhatan, VA.
The thing that surprises me the most about James is that he has 8 years of experience. After my first phone call with him, I would've guessed that he had 28 years instead. I've dealt with several realtors through my years, and they all could have used some lessons from him. His relaxed style, vast knowledge, and superior professionalism sets him apart from the rest. He made what can be a highly stressful process almost effortless for us. I wouldn't recommend anyone BUT James for one's real estate needs.
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05/18/2013 - user87218278
Sold a home in 2013.
James helped us to sell our house and negotiate into a new one. His knowledge and expertise allowed us to set the right price and sell quickly. I would recommend James to anyone I the Richmond area in need of selling and/or buying a home.
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05/17/2013 - StacyCobbs
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Midlothian, VA.
After struggling to find someone to help us short sale our condo, I found James Strum via Zillow. I sent him an email and he responded to me within twenty four hours. The day after that he called me and we started the selling process.

I had never sold a house before, and to top it off was short selling after losing my job. James was incredibly patient with all of my questions. I never felt rushed, and I always felt like James cared about teaching me as we went along. He was very clear on the paperwork I needed to gather and the communication I needed to submit to out bank. He explained how he wanted me to show the house, and helped me move furniture to make it look even nicer.

He put our condo on the market while we were on vacation, and he got a contract within seventy two hours!!!! I was so excited I didn't even want to believe it at first. We had discussed that short sales were a long process, but getting a contract do quickly was a huge first step. Following the act of getting the contract, I did everything James told me as quickly and accurately as possible, as he was very knowledgeable on what we needed to do. As it turned out, our efforts payed off and the closing was moved up. All in all it took about forty five days to sell and close on our house.

I could not be more impressed with how if all worked out and truly believe it was all because of James. He was AMAZING to work with. Confident, efficient, attentive, timely, responsible, dedicated, and personable. I can't wait until we are able to buy one day because he will be the person I trust to help me.
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